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Old store building at Oil Trough AR. Somewhat the worse for wear, but hanging on.

Old store building at Oil Trough AR. Somewhat the worse for wear, but hanging on.

The story of this old store building at Oil Trough AR started on the Photo of the Week page at corndancer.com. Check it out. There were thousands of local stores like this which did not make the cut when times changed and or business conditions became, shall we say, rough.

Although some may consider the old building to be an eyesore, I believe there are legions of those, who like myself, consider the old structures like this to be rough-edged treasures, serving to remind us of our past. Even in micro environments, there is value to knowing from whence you came, one would think.

If the sign is true, perhaps the last proprietors were in the antiques business. But in the words of the great Fats Waller, " ... one nevah know, do one?"

If the sign is true, perhaps the last proprietors were in the antique business. But in the words of the great Fats Waller, ” … one nevah know, do one?”

Thanks for dropping by,
Joe Dempsey

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